Evoc Offers Free Crash Replacement

Evoc Offers Free Crash Replacement

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We all know that you have to replace bike helmets once they’ve gone through a fall affecting the head because protection capability could be significantly reduced in the next fall. This is no different for a back protector. Our Liteshield Protector technology complies with the standard for personal protection equipment (CE 1621-2). All protectors in this category, whether it’s from our protector backpacks or protection wear, should be replaced after a serious fall.

As we feel very strongly about the safety of our customers, we offer this service free of charge as part of our crash replacement.


So how do I replace my broken back protector?

1. If you have a broken or permanently deformed Evoc Liteshield (air) back protector, register on our website.

2. The request is directed to our customer service, who will then contact the customer.

3. The customer sends the protector to Evoc, we then check the protector and send the customer a new Evoc Liteshield (air) back protector in the appropriate size, where necessary. And all at no extra charge!

For customers outside of the EU, our Evoc distributor will handle the processing. Ride on!

Replacement form in the warranty-section on www.evocsports.com – or click here:
Free Liteshield protector replacement

MENTIONS: @evocsports

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Announces New Partnerships

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Announces New Partnerships

We are proud to announce three new partnerships for the 2017 season. GT Bicycles has come aboard as the official supplier of frames for all bikes including rental, retail and programs. Spank Industries is now the official bar, stem, and pedal supplier. And just recently, E*thirteen is on as the Official Chainguide Supplier.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Quit dreaming, the mean looking GT Fury will be the weapon of choice for your sleepless summer. Close to 400 of these in the fleet.

“The opportunity to join forces with GT, a brand that has such deep roots in the mountain bike community, is an honour and we are thrilled to see where the relationship takes us in the future”, said Rob McSkimming, VP of Business Development at Whistler Blackcomb. “GT’s reputation as a race and freeride-driven organization will bring new energy to the Bike Park allowing our guests to hit the trails on the best bikes possible. We are stoked to roll out this season’s line up which consists of the Fury as the DH sled and the Sanction as the All-Mountain/Enduro option”.

bigquotes The support I’ve received from GT as a Pro rider over the last 8 years has been nothing short of amazing, and I know their involvement with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will exceed the expectations set by any other brand in the past. Whistler is arguably the greatest place on earth for gravity mountain bikers to get their fix, and what better way to enjoy the trails they have to offer than on a GT. – Tyler McCaul 
Crabapple Hits has been the long time home of the Crankworx Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank, and Spank Industries this year deepens its commitment to Whistler by providing the parts to keep the bikes under control. The entire GT fleet is equipped with Spank’s innovative Vibrocore bars, Spank stems, special edition seat posts, and Spike and Oozy platform pedals will provide the reliability you need to bag lap after lap on your favourite trails.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
The big rig has been proven on the World Cup circuit; we are excited to let it loose in the Bike Park.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Spank’s innovative Vibrocore bars dampen the harmful vibrational frequencies that cause hand / arm fatigue over hours of repetitive riding. A perfect solution to optimize hours of comfortable riding in the Bike Park.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Sink your shoes into these and you will feel like you’re clipped in

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
For those looking for a more nimble machine, the GT Sanction is capable of handling all of the dreamy tech and flow you get get your hands on.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Can you hear Top of the World calling your name?

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Thanks to the guys at Fluid Function the bikes are running well and looking mint.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Joins forces with GT and Spank
Dreaming season if just about over, it’s almost time to throw a leg over these beauties and go wild.

Returning to the program for the 2017 season are our friends at SRAM, Maxxis, ODI, DT Swiss, IXS, GMC, Clif, Pinkbike, Monster, Oakley, GoPro, Dakine and Kokanee – thanks for making it all happen.

To celebrate the new partnership, GT will be giving away a trip for two to opening weekend of the Bike Park where GT will also be on site. Be sure to stay tuned to @gtbicycles and stop by their booth at Sea Otter to see the custom built bikes!

While winter is still very much underway on the West Coast of Canada, our dreams are no less filled with the sound of tires ripping through dirt and air whizzing through our helmets. Start prepping, tuning and polishing; the Bike Park opens May 19.


GT is a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries’ (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) Dorel Sports segment, encompassing several powerhouse cycling brands, including Cannondale, Schwinn, Charge, Fabric, GURU, SUGOI and Sombrio. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.7 billion and employs approximately 10,000 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide. For more than 40 years, GT has provided riders of all abilities with a trustworthy, rock-solid bike they need to push their limits. GT’s legacy is instilled in every design, be it a BMX, mountain, road, or pavement bike. For more information, visit www.gtbicycles.com.


Atherton Academy Camp 2017

Atherton Academy Camp 2017

This weekend in the Dyfi Forest the 2017 Atherton Academy intake enjoyed a weekend riding with the Trek Factory Racing DH team. It was wet, windy and hard work but the three young riders dug in and showed us the kind of talent and determination that earned them these coveted training places. There were smiles for miles as Mille Johnset, Luke Williamson and Jamie Cable shredded Dan Atherton’s Dyfi trails, chilled at the skatepark and collected their specially designed 2017 team strip.

Dan Hearn was on hand to capture some of the action.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

The weekend started with a meet at Atherton HQ. It quickly got like Christmas as iXS protective gear, Bell helmets, and new team strip and casual wear were fitted and distributed. Team Director, Dan Brown and Dan Atherton gave a short welcome while Head Technician, Joe Krejbich made sure that set ups were optimal on the Trek Session 9.9s.

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Jamie ” like Christmas morning!”

bigquotes I’m delighted to be working with these three young riders. Without taking anything away from what they’ve achieved so far, all of this year’s intake have so much to learn and such potential for growth that it’s going to be very exciting to be a part of that journey. The primary objective for all three of them this year is to gain a solid foundation of race experience.Dan Brown
2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Browny leading by example.

bigquotes We’re all passionate about creating a pathway to World Cups and a pro riding career. Ours is a young sport so there are many young talents out there who are in the dark about the opportunities available. A huge driver for me building these tracks is so that young riders can rock up and ride here on the same facilities that World Cup pros are using for their training, that they get to see real early that there is no reason that they can’t be the best.Dan Atherton
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Joe casts an expert eye over Mille’s Trek Session.

bigquotes One of the most exciting things for me this weekend has been watching Jamie and Luke ride together and learn from each other, they are pretty much from polar opposite ends of the scale. Jamie relies 100% on his skill, Luke leans on his strength and power more so over the whole track they are pretty equal but you’ll see Jamie pulling away down the steep sections, Luke is faster where it’s flat – it’s partly physical make-up, partly what they are used to riding.Dan Atherton
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Luke and Jamie.

During Saturday night’s skate park session and Sunday’s DH shred the team were joined by Rachel and Danny Hart so the Academy had the advantage of two World Champions to follow down the trails!

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable
bigquotes It’s awesome how these guys would just watch us and then learn from that, if we did tell them something once, that was it they got it instantly, that’s so refreshing.Dan Atherton
Mille Johnset. (Racing Youth Year 2)

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

16-year-old Mille has been working with us for a couple of years now, in last year’s first full season with the Atherton Academy she took a spectacular win at Fort William BDS (16 seconds clear of the field), the Scandinavian Cup and the Norwegian National Champs – despite 10 weeks off the bike with a liver injury.

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Dan in the observer seat as Mille goes on the attack!

bigquotes I spent a lot of time this weekend riding behind Mille, watching her throw herself into every corner! She doesn’t back off for anything, she’s so brave and her passion shines through in how she rides. Every corner, every pedal stroke she hits it with her full heart. After so long at the top of the World Cup game, Rachel has learned to become a very calculated rider but Mille reminds me of how Rach was when she was young.Dan Atherton
Jamie Cable (Racing Youth Year 2)

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Jamie is the least experienced racer of this year’s intake but he is a passionate and dedicated rider who has put in unbelievable hours on the bike to achieve the extremely high standard required to be invited to the Atherton Academy.

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Does Jamie’s style remind you of anybody?

bigquotes I got to know Jamie when I was running some Tuesday night coaching rides with the kids from the local school. There were two kids, in particular, Jamie and Tim, they were always pushing each other on, Tim’s already doing really well on the national XC races and Jamie’s gone a different way to focus on DH. The first thing I noticed about Jamie was his balance, years riding the Dyfi trails on his hardtail had taught him well! He’s so focused and single-minded, absolutely lives for his riding and his digging. He reminds of how we all were when we started out.Dan Atherton
Luke Williamson ((Racing Youth Year 1)

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At 14, Luke Williamson has seven years race experience behind him, first at the motocross track and since 2014 on a downhill bike. He has a series of local wins to his credit and in 2016 was 4th Overall in the British Downhill Series Juvenile Class (despite missing Fort William) and 2nd overall in the Pearce Cycles Series.

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Luke! It’s easy to forget he is just 14 years old…

bigquotes Luke is strong! A really powerful rider though you wouldn’t necessarily think so just to look at him, he outputs a hell of a lot of power in every pedal stroke. Maybe at 14 he relies a little bit on that strength but underneath and underpinning that there is a very talented rider. He’s really focused and already one of the most professional young riders I’ve ever seen.Dan Atherton
2017 Atherton Academy is going to be all time.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

MENTIONS: @trekfactoryracingdh / @iXSsports / @BellBikeHelmets / @DanAtherton / @danhearn

Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim Inspire TSG’s 2017 Apparel Line

Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim Inspire TSG’s 2017 Apparel Line

Gravity mountain bikers Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim have represented the world of TSG for many years and are the standard bearers of the new TSG apparel line S2017. They are its inspiration and driving force and have taken the TSG motto “designed by riders” to the next level!

TSG apparel 2017
TSG apparel 2017
Although very different in personality and style, Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani, and Sam Pilgrim make a solid team and together ride and trust TSG protection gear and clothing. TSG head designer Jonas Janssen has tailored the patterns, colours, and cuts of the new TSG apparel line S2017 to suit Sam’s positive vibes, Amir’s multifaceted skills, and Timo’s urban down-to-earthness, all of which leave distinctive marks on the three lines in the new clothing range.

TSG apparel 2017


TSG apparel 2017

Timo Pritzel is one of the founders of gravity mountain biking in Germany, with his experience, self-confidence, and charisma capturing the imagination of consecutive generations of riders. Wild BMX races and his fast-moving urban surroundings have given the Berliner a sharp edge, while power yoga is his calming force: This yin and yang is represented in the TP1 line.

TP1 Jersey LS

The ventilated, quick drying fabric of his red and grey TP1 Jersey LS delivers pro-level performance and is designed to feel comfortable and look rad both on and off the trails.

TP1 Bike Shorts front

His black TP1 Bike Shorts are the perfect partner for muddy downhill runs and freeride adventures, thanks to the waterproof fabric and stretch panels in the back yoke and crotch, which provide a comfortable, performance driven fit for all-day downhill sessioning.

TSG Trail Glove TP1 Timo Pritzel from the summer 2017 line.

The TP1 line is the perfect union of style and functionality for fresh shredding!


Shooting with Amir for the summer 17 TSG bike apparel. He is wearing the AK1 line.
Amir Kabbani is the new skool rider in the German pro mountain bike scene, combining traditional values with new skool trickery.

An industrious builder of parks and obstacles, he embraces freeride, Enduro and slopestyle, is at home on all bikes and is one of the most multitalented riders in the world.

This versatility is the inspiration for his AK1 Line.

AK1 Jersey LS 3 4

The bold black and green AK1 3/4 Sleeved Jersey delivers supreme moisture-wicking, mesh panel breathability and stretch for ultimate riding comfort and regulated body temperature on warm days and intense climbs.

AK1 Bike Shorts front

The AK1 Bike Short is the number one short for charging trails and digging jumps. It is made from a tough, waterproof fabric for maximum durability and adaptability, while stretch panels in the back and crotch give total comfort. An elastic waist and ratchet closure offer secure hold and perfect freedom of movement.

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TSG Slim Glove AK1 Amir Kabbani from the summer 2017 line.


Shooting with Sam for the summer 17 TSG bike apparel. He is wearing the SP1 line.

New skool rider and FMB World Series Champion, Sam Pilgrim rides by the motto “always happy,” combining fun, mountain bike slopestyle, and BMX tricks to explore his limits. This is the inspiration for his SP1 Line, which blends street style with pro-level performance.

SP1 Jersey S S

The short-sleeved, grey and blue SP1 Jersey is made from a breathable, lightweight fabric for all-day comfort and protection, and features a perfect fit, 4-way stretch construction for complete freedom of movement.

SP1 Bike Shorts front

Sam’s black and yellow SP1 Bike Shorts also feature cutting-edge design and riding technology, with a 4-way stretch, quick-drying back yoke providing unrestricted movement, a hardwearing crotch for durability and zonal, laser-cut perforations for perfect breathability.

SP1 Bike Shorts back
TSG Patrol Glove SP1 Sam Pilgrim from the summer 2017 line.


Timo in our Black Edition BE1 Line

TSG’s Black Edition Line combines mountain bike performance with all black street styling.

BE1 Jersey L S combining on-bike performance with street styling.

The long-sleeve BE1 Jersey is made from breathable, quick-dry, stretch fabric with vent panelling and a drop rear hem that can be worn with or without body protection. It also features an under-helmet hood to keep riders on their bikes when a chill sets in.

BE1 DH Pants front

The race-ready BE1 DH Pant is specifically designed for serious downhill descents, offering ultimate durability, long leg protection and strategically placed 4-way stretch mesh panels for superior movement when pedalling.

BE1 DH Pants front
TSG Hunter Glove BE Black Edition from the summer 2017 line.


The Bike Apparel line completes the functional TSG summer 2017 bike clothing collection and offers styles for all conditions. The 3/4 sleeve red John Jersey has loads of performance features including a relaxed fit, lightweight and quick-drying material, mesh armpits for odour and personal climate control, a ticket pocket and sunglass wipe.

John Jersey LS 3 4

The Drop Rain Jacket is an all-weather pass to the trails, made from lightweight, breathable 4-way stretch fabric that is both water resistant and ultra comfortable.

TSG Drop Jacket from the summer 2017 line. Your all-weather pass to the trails.


TSG apparel 2017

TSG also makes clothes for chilling, partying and general off-bike fun.

TSG apparel 2017

The line provides stylish t-shirts, hoodies, caps, longsleeves, and socks.

Sam enjoying the view in our Heritage T-Shirt.

For further information please visit www.ridetsg.com

Photos Credits:

Timo Shots: Viktor Strasse
Amir Shots: Daniel Roos
Sam Shots: Simon Nieborak


Solid Reverse Factory Racing 2017

Solid Reverse Factory Racing 2017

After a successful three years on the World Cup Circuit, Solid Reverse Factory Racing sees some exciting changes for 2017, continuing their commitment to developing and supporting talented riders who are breaking into the World Cup scene.

Bad Wildbad, a notorious Downhill track in the heart of the Black Forest, brings Solid Reverse Factory racing back to where it all started. Three riders, all from within two hours of the Solid / Reverse Headquarters – form the DH racing team that will compete in German national rounds, iXS Cup and World Cup events. We welcome O’Neal onboard as a new sponsor for 2017 along with Solid Bikes, Reverse Components, Magura, BOS, SAPIM, and Schwalbe.



Julian Steiner – Elite

bigquotes 2016 was the first year for me riding on the Strike for the Solid national squad. Looking forward to spending nothing but good times with my teammates Joshua Barth and our junior rider, Jan Flor at the races all over in Europe. At the moment I’m living in New Zealand getting ready for the new season I never prepared better for a season than this year. So I can’t wait to get out there with the team and see what we can do at the races.
Joshua Barth – Elite

bigquotes 2017 will be my 5th year with Solid Bikes and Reverse Components! For me it’s great to be on a team with two guys I know so well and enjoy riding with. I’m looking forward to helping push each other to ride faster this year.
Jan Flor – Junior

bigquotes It’s amazing to be part of SRF! Since I was a young boy one of my dreams was to ride for a big team. Solid Reverse Factory Racing have made my dreams come true. I’m very excited for the upcoming session and racing around the world with best friends and the Solid Reverse Factory Team.

Solid Bikes will be providing framesets, with their newly designed Strike EVO, an incredible mix of durability, strength, and stiffness.

SRF will be running a Reverse Components cockpit, drivetrain and finishing kit setup, including wheelsets complete with SAPIM spokes.

BOS Suspension will be continuing to provide their high-performance dampers for 2017. The team will be running the BOS Idylle Rare FCV fork aboard the Strike EVO.

O’Neal will be providing all clothing and protective equipment for the riders, including their new Element Fr Blocker kit which will also be worn in 2017 by fellow O’Neal World Cup rider, Greg Minnaar.

Magura will be providing stopping power in the form of the awesome MT7 Carbon brakes and Schwalbe will be the official tire sponsor.


We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support for the 2017 race season and we’re looking forward to seeing our riders on podiums across Europe and beyond.

SRF 2017

MENTIONS: @solidbikes / @schwalbe / @oneal

Three Days in Golden with Jordie Lunn – Video

Three Days in Golden with Jordie Lunn – Video

With the help of Jordie Lunn, Strikt has designed and developed its first generation of MTB Gear. It utilizes a custom engineered polyester-based fabric that is made from 99% recycled water bottles and plastics. Direct flow 3d air mesh and coconut fiber liner for maximum comfort during long rides or races. Military grade buckles and of course, fade free sublimated graphics designed by Jordie and Craig Lunn.

Jordie Lunn
Jordie Lunn
Jordie Lunn

The Strikt MTB Gear line is covered by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and is now available online at striktgear.com and in select dealers spring 2017. Dealers inquiries to [email protected]

MENTIONS: @jorg-tron